U.S. to seek exciter replacement at 2,457-MW Chief Joseph

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to seek bids for replacement of exciters at 2,457.3-MW Chief Joseph Dam, on the Columbia River near Bridgeport, Wash. A solicitation is expected to be issued in April with bids to be due in May.

Chief Joseph has been undergoing refurbishment for several years. The Corps awarded a sole source contract to ABB Power Generation Inc. in 2009 to design, supply, and install 16 excitation systems at Chief Joseph and 525-MW Libby Dam in Montana.

The Corps' Seattle District now plans to seek supervision, engineering, labor, materials, and equipment for 11 digital excitation systems for the Chief Joseph powerhouse.

A pre-solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W912DW11R0017 in the "Keyword/Solicitation #" box. A solicitation is expected to be issued in April with bids to be due in May.

For information, contact Sonia Frees, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, Attention: CENWS-CT, P.O. Box 3755, Seattle, WA 98124-3755; (1) 206-764-3516; E-mail: sonia.m.frees@usace.army.mil.

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